From: ara.t.howard [mailto:ara.t.howard / gmail.com] 
> i haven't personally seen all this thread
> 
>
http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-talk-google/browse_frm/thread/3de853
a80e312fff
> 
> land in my inbox.
> 
> ml issues or personal problem?

I don't feel confident assessing your personal situation, but I can say
that many messages with the subjects in that thread have all landed in
my own inbox through ruby-talk ML subscription.